Gothic Tales

Ghosts, curses, and monsters... join us for some spooky fireside readings from Gothic Literature

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Over the Halloween weekend Coleridge Cottage will be turning Gothic, with some spooky fireside readings from Gothic writers from the Romantic era, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Mary Shelley

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Coleridge Cottage

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.85 £6.20
Child £3.45 £3.10
Family £17.10 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.58
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.79

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Our little tearoom is inside the Cottage, so non-members will need to purchase a ticket in order to visit the tearoom.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01278 732662
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Coleridge Cottage
Accessibility
Due to narrow corridors and steep steps, the Cottage is not suitable for wheelchairs. Please see our full access statement for more details, under 'facilities and access' and 'accessibility'

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 October 2017 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
29 October 2017 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available

Upcoming events

Apple Day

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-17:00
Have you ever wanted to make your own apple juice?

Gothic Tales

Sat 28 Oct 2017
12:30-12:45
Ghosts, curses, and monsters... join us for some spooky fireside readings from Gothic Literature

A Georgian Christmas

Sat 02 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
Celebrate Christmas Georgian style, with garlands, spice bags, gingerbread men, and an open log fire

Volunteer open day

Wed 07 Feb 2018
12:00-15:00
Whether it's making new friends, learning new skills, or helping look after a fantastic place, there are many reasons to volunteer. Hear from volunteers at Coleridge Cottage and meet the staff at one of our drop-in open days

Volunteer open day

Sat 10 Feb 2018
12:00-15:00
Whether it's making new friends, learning new skills, or helping look after a fantastic place, there are many reasons to volunteer. Hear from volunteers at Coleridge Cottage and meet the staff at one of our drop-in open days

Signs of spring family trail

Sat 24 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
It's time to dust off those cobwebs and search for signs that spring is here